Power comes from a 65.7W brick adaptor.
GadgetGuy’s take: BenQ EX3501R is perfect for the right user
There is so much to like about this monitor – we are compatible. It ticks all my boxes!
What I like is that out of the box using default settings it is perfect. Some monitors need a lot of tweaking – this does not yet it offers a huge range of tweaks if you want them.
The right user is an office or home worker wanting screen real estate – and I would buy two and use them as dual monitors (one driven by USB-C and one by HDMI/DP).
It is fine for a casual to good gamer (it has Freesync 48-100Hz and 4ms G-t-G) and for HDR media content consumption. The lack of speakers here means you will use a better Bluetooth stereo speaker or a soundbar anyway.
Overall it is one of the best UWQHD that I have had the pleasure to review and its going to be hard to go back to my normal kit.
What is it not?
It is not a pro gamers monitor, nor is it 10-bit colour, 100% RGB for professional photographers or videographers.
The BenQ EX3501R sells online and via major retailers for $1099. The best price we have seen is $949 from UMart (plus freight).